Leno Will Leave “Tonight Show” Next Spring

NEW YORK (April 3, 2013)--Jay Leno announced Wednesday in a press release he will leave NBC's "Tonight Show" next spring, and will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.

NBC also confirmed the show will be moving to New York City when Fallon takes over.

"Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels will take over as producer of the new "Tonight Show."

The move was widely reported, but wasn’t confirmed by the network until Wednesday.

NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension.

NBC did not say who will replace Fallon in his current time slot, which is one hour later than the "Tonight Show."


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